UIST '02

Paris, France


15th annual symposium

27-30 oct. 2002

User Interface Software &Technology


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New on the UIST Web Site

Oct 14: Travel and Tourist information
Oct 14 : New version of software for Interaction Contest


The Conference

UIST is the premier forum for innovations in the software and technology of human-computer interfaces. The symposium brings together researchers and practitioners from diverse areas that include traditional graphical user interfaces, virtual and augmented reality, multimedia, new input and output devices, and CSCW. The intimate size, the single track, and comfortable surroundings make this symposium an ideal opportunity to exchange research results and implementation experiences. Papers, TechNotes, Demos and Posters are sought on a wide range of user-interface topics. Invited talks and technology surveys round out the program.

The Program

2 Plenary Speakers

  • Peter Wegner (Brown University)
    Models of Interactive Computation
  • Jakub Wejchert (European Commission)
    The Disappearing Computer

26 Papers and TechNotes

2 Invited Surveys

  • Machine Learning and Neural Networks
    Tony Martinez (Brigham Young University)
  • Computer Vision
    James L. Crowley (INRIA)

16 Demos and 16 Posters

The Interaction Contest

The Setting

For the first time ever, the conference will be held outside North America, in Paris, France. The sessions will take place at the Maison de la Mutualité, a 1920's building in the heart of the Latin Quarter. The conference venue is close to the river Seine, a short walk from Notre-Dame, Jardin des Plantes, the Panthéon and the Sorbonne. Housing will be provided in a range of nearby hotels, either through a reservation service or directly. The Latin Quarter provides numerous restaurants, nightclubs and entertainment for relaxation and fun after conference sessions, while the rest of Paris is easily accessible via the subway system (le Métro).

The Social Program

On Sunday evening, the Welcome Reception is open to all attendees. Come have a drink and a snack at the Maison de la Mutualité, meet with firends and make new ones.

On Monday evening, the Conference Banquet will take place in the spectacular setting of the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution at the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, the oldest museum of its kind. The main exhibit hall was completely renovated in 1994 and features a scenography illustrating the evolution of species. Guides will be available to tour the exhibit before the banquet.

New this year

UIST '02 will host a poster session in addition to the traditional demo session. The deadline for demos and posters is different from the deadline for papers and technotes to encourage submission of late-breaking results. The Interaction Contest was a great hit at UIST '01 so it is back this year.


UIST '02 is an ACM/SIGCHI event organized by INRIA, the French National Research Institute in Computer Science.

Sponsors are welcome to support this unique event.